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Reflections On A Composer's First Opera

New England Conservatory | Posted 07.25.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

Opera is a fabulous teaching tool, but I don't identify with the fluffy, fantasy, or historic driven plots of many of the most popular operas. I appreciate it in its many forms, but not in this work.

After Losing Her Sister, This Woman Is Raising Awareness For Drowsy Driving

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living

Jennifer Pearce lost her younger sister, Nicole, in a drowsy driving accident six years ago. She has since devoted her life to raising awareness about...

Helping Young Adults Means More Than Writing a Check

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, Several years ago, I loaned my then twenty-four-year-old son money to buy a car on the condition that he pay it back in monthly installm...

Don't Let Political Correctness Blind Us to the Plight of Young Men

Hadley Heath | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Hadley Heath

Pew Research recently reported that, for the first time in the modern era, more young people (age 18 to 34) are living with their parents than any other living arrangement, including living alone or living with a spouse or partner.

12 Things You Should Do in Your 20s

Sophie Hannah Davis | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Sophie Hannah Davis

Your 20s are your selfish years and it's a decade where you immerse yourself in everything around you and the world out there. Ensure you are selfish with your time, look after yourself, pay attention to your mental health and love the people who are important to you.

Teach Money Skills to Your Middle Schooler This Summer

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Most 12-to-14-year-olds I know are pretty busy over summer break. They're active with sports, their friends and for many, their first odd jobs around ...

The Strengths Millennials Have By Being 'Young'

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

There are many advantages to being young, so cherish them! One day you will be afraid of drinking, forgetful, and stocking up on anti-aging cream while looking back on your younger days with fond memories. Don't forget to live in the moment and take life one day at a time.

Brilliant Disguise

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 05.05.2016 | Good News
Stephen Gray Wallace

Jared and Genevieve represent millions of like-minded youth trying to change the world. All while brilliantly disguised as just another generation (or two) that really couldn't care less.

Do All Caregivers Matter?

Feylyn Lewis | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Feylyn Lewis

Yes, all caregivers matter. Yes, caregivers of every age need support and recognition. The young will one day become old. In our fight to raise the profile of caregivers, let us not forget that specialized attention for some does not diminish the importance of all.

The Missing Leg

Pat Taylor | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

A triangle shape can be as sturdy as a square. At first, it might be difficult to trust that the three-legged table will be as strong, as balanced, as safe as the four-legged one was. But it can be done. That table can be redesigned, remade, resilient. This is what happened to us.

I Suffer From Erythromelalgia, And It Feels Like I'm Burning Alive

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Curley Bogner

The pain feels and looks like a scorching fire inside the limbs. I'd jump up and down on one leg in a blazing desert while eating live crickets if a doctor said it would cure me.

Reaching for Happiness: Tips to Help You Get There

Evelyn Fiske | Posted 02.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Evelyn Fiske

The best advice that I can give someone (because someone amazing once said it to me) is to not forget about your imperfections, but also not to obsess over them. What I mean by this is if you are not completely happy with something in your life, find a way to change it, without making it your absolutely only priority and becoming miserable if you don't achieve an amazing outcome on your first try.

My First Opera Remembered

Christine Stoddard | Posted 02.10.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

"L'Orphée" marked my first opera--a beautiful tale that swept me away with tides of excellent execution. I was expecting Greco-Roman and I got mid-ce...

Why You Should Say Thank You to Your Quarter-Life Crisis

Kassy Scarcia | Posted 02.05.2016 | Women
Kassy Scarcia

The key with exploration is to welcome and embrace it. Don't expect instant answers, don't force yourself into a box created by others, and most importantly don't force yourself into a box you created.

5 Things I've Learned At 24

Emily Breeden | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Emily Breeden

Here are five things that I've learned at 24:

25 Best Ever Sci-Fi for YAs

Randall Radic | Posted 12.09.2015 | Books
Randall Radic

Bored out of your mind with video games? Got over 500 channels in hi-def and nothing's on? Here's a novel idea: read a novel! You know the things with pages and printing and an enticing picture on the cover.

5 Reasons Why We Fail to Pause Before We Get Into Trouble

Chris Mayya | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Mayya

Training our attention and awareness qualities is one of the best ways that I know of, to learn to get in touch with our discerning mind and the energy within our body. Such training is like holding up a mirror onto our own minds, just as we do with our faces, and instantly recognize what is it that needs fixing.

Spiritual But Not Religious? It Just Doesn't Work.

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 11.16.2015 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

I don't think that you can be truly spiritual without being religious. It just doesn't work. A sociologist of religion named Nancy Ammerman has finished a new study of religion in everyday life. She concludes that the SBNR is a unicorn. By this she means that it is a species that does not exist in reality.

Life Is a Highway

Marin Langlieb | Posted 11.06.2015 | Teen
Marin Langlieb

When I sit in my car all alone, I realize that like it or not, now I'm an adult, and I have to do adult things -- drive, sit in crazy, rush-hour traffic, and take responsibility when I'm late because I got stuck behind a garbage truck and was too afraid to change lanes.

So Many in Need, It's Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

Jim Luce | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve t...

What You Need to Know About Teens and Depression

Liv Raimonde | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

Depression is a maddening enigma, one that our society has had extreme difficulty in unraveling its mysteries for centuries. Depression is debilitatin...

7 Things I Did Better When I Was 17

Avelist | Posted 10.12.2015 | College

I am embarrassed to count how often my eye drifts to the clock during the workweek. But then those two short days come to an end and Monday is here again. At 17, I lived every day to the fullest.

4 Parenting Essentials I Learned From My Adult Kids

Mary Novaria | Posted 10.08.2015 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

One of the most humbling things about my kids growing up is realizing that I still have growing up to do myself. I'm a reluctant empty nester. And while I'll always be my kids' mom, having the chicks out of the roost and on their own means I've had to adjust the way I parent.

Are You Ready for the Teen Transition?

Todd Kestin | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Todd Kestin

From the moment they placed that bundle of joy and hope and love in your arms, you've been in control. You spoke, they listened. (At least that was the plan.) Now you have something else on your hands. Now you have a teenager.

Growing Young Adults: What Parents Need to Know About Your Children at College

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 09.30.2015 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

Of course, we all like to think that it is the sons and daughters of others who experiment or do foolish things. Remember, too, that you did not share everything with your parents.